I’ve been looking for something for Brooke to use for a while now to bang out websites. I tried rolling my own, tried a wiki, tried setting up a blog (not in that order) but nothing worked. Concrete5 looks like “the bomb” as my old friend Bob used to say. I used their demo (until it reset) and it looked like it could do what I think Brooke wants to do with a site (format, arrange, write content, get automatic listings/directories, etc). The FAQ says it has community tools too. Finally, I did a control-u and saw jquery, etc etc, so I’m downloading it and going to fire it up. I just emerged drupal yesterday, but I got all bogged down in plugins and add ons and so on. If I can’t set it up fast, it isn’t going to get done.
We’ll see how C5 works out.
Update: C5 is indeed cool, but two problems. First my upgrade from Firefox 2.0 to 3.0 was done poorly. I didn’t do a clean restart. So once I figured that out and got a new .mozilla/firefox directory, the flash bits started working for me. But the second problem is that uploading files causes an immediate session fail. I haven’t solved that yet. Still, I see enough potential to keep plugging at it.
Update Update: Turns out suhosin is the problem, or rather, it encrypts the session and flash then trips up on the encryption and the session is then invalidated. I think. Anyway, turning off encryption in suhosin config solved the problem, as I wrote here